Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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6 Reasons to Work on Campus as an International Student
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Studying Abroad 3 of 3: The Final Push
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King For A Day ’17
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Four Stories of Building Cars from Scratch
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How an Intro Course Can Give Clarity
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Rochester Appreciation Post
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How My Rochester Experiences Helped Me Find a Job
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An Ode to Diversified Learning
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Preparing For Adventures Abroad in Australia
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Campus Entertainment: Four Years of Ticket Stubs

6 Reasons to Work on Campus as an International Student

Working on campus as an international student is not always easy. Actually, I would say it is pretty hard. There are plenty of things that might make it harder for you to find or perform a job because of your status as a foreign student in the United States. But fear not! Although there are things that[…]

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Studying Abroad 3 of 3: The Final Push

Read Part 1 and Part 2! You have successfully jumped through all the hoops and made your way through this whole study abroad maze. Finally you are ready to leave, just counting down the days until you fly off to the destination of your dreams. But, as always, there is still some unfinished business that you[…]

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King For A Day ’17

Each year, the University of Rochester honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by observing a day of volunteering: King For A Day. Students from all schools of the University go out into various parts of Rochester to connect with the community. After first hearing about this opportunity, I was quite excited by the prospect of[…]

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Four Stories of Building Cars from Scratch

What is Baja SAE? Baja Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)® consists of competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain. Students must function as a team to not only design, build, test, promote,[…]

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How an Intro Course Can Give Clarity

Freshman year of college is a time for a lot of self-discovery—socially, emotionally, and even academically. It takes time to settle in and figure yourself out. The former two are highly complex and well beyond the scope of a blog post, but the academic aspect is something I can hopefully shed a little light on.[…]

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Rochester Appreciation Post

Putting me into a totally new setting abroad has given me a cool perspective on my home University. I’ve spoken to lots of American students from other universities and lots of British students about their experience with “uni” as well. I’d like to share my thoughts with you on how I’ve come to appreciate the[…]

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How My Rochester Experiences Helped Me Find a Job

January 13, 2017 was a milestone in my life: I received a job offer from Microsoft! When I answered the phone call from the Microsoft recruiter, all of the anxieties and stress about figuring out my post-graduation plan disappeared. As of today, I still cannot believe that I received an offer from a company that I had dreamed[…]

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An Ode to Diversified Learning

While the University of Rochester is known for being a science-based school, it is surprisingly full of opportunities to learn and excel in the social sciences and humanities. While I am one for Rochester puns and plugs, (GO, YOU JACKETS!), I am not going to tell you about different aspects of academia at Rochester, but[…]

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Preparing For Adventures Abroad in Australia

As February begins, I write from the comfort of my living room in my family’s Akron, Ohio home. I’ve been home for the majority of the six weeks or so since I moved out of my suite in Hill Court, though I’ve been fortunate to do some traveling to visit college and high school friends around[…]

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Campus Entertainment: Four Years of Ticket Stubs

Some of the coolest things about being part of a campus community are the frequent events and entertainment sponsored by student groups and the University. During my time at Rochester, I’ve been able to attend all kinds of spectacular shows, riveting talks, and excellent events. Here’s a sampling of my top three concerts, plays, comedians,[…]

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